Best Android Phones on T-Mobile

Let’s continue our Android Phone Finder questions with what kind of user you are.

Read the descriptions below and select the answer that’s closest to how you use your phone. This question is important to help you find the best available phone that fits the way you use the phone. We do this by focusing in on the features that are most important for how you use the phone. We’ll also show you where you can get that phone the cheapest.

Q2: What kind of phone user are you?

 

Gamer

For gamers, the number one thing you need is a powerful device with a strong processor to run the best games. You’ll also want a large screen so that you can see the details in the games. The large screen will also help with the controls of the game. Since most games are touch based, your fingers cover less of the screen the larger it is. Gamers are the true power users — they will always need the latest phones with the fastest processors and the largest screens.

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Business User

Business users need a professional device that has great connectivity. One of the many devices with tethering should be a must. A keyboard is a pretty good feature as well — especially for those users coming over from the Blackberry world. Not necessarily large, but a good quality, easy to read screen is a must. Next, battery life is very important for power business users that are checking emails and talking on their phones all day.

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Social User

A social user needs a little bit of everything. The ability to check in with their social networks at anytime and any place. The ability to take pictures and video to post, GPS to find connections, and most likely a keyboard to type up those Facebook updates quickly. Battery life is also a really important feature for the social user.

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Casual User

A casual user generally uses the phone to (gasp!) actually make phone calls more than any other feature. For them good call quality and battery life are the most important features. Since the typical casual user isn’t a real power user, a keyboard is optional. Size is more important — the smaller, the more convenient, and therefore the better.

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None of the Above

If you don’t really fit into any of the above segments, feel free to take a look at any of the phones below and look for features that are important to you.


Best T-Mobile Android Phones for a Gamer

Vibrant

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 1 Ghz processor, 4.0″ 480×800 resolution AMOLED screen, 5MP, 720p Camera, 16 GB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.12 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.38″
Relative Size: Very large, thin
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: A very large phone, and for the power user. Great processor, amazing screen, and lots of memory. An all around great device. There are some downsides though — that huge screen sucks a lot of battery life and you’ll be lucky to get the quoted 6 hours. No camera flash seems odd these days too. Still the best option on T-Mobile, and one of the better Android phones overall.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $99.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $199.99 with two year contract, $499.99 without contract.

Best T-Mobile Android Phones for a Business User

Vibrant

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 1 Ghz processor, 4.0″ 480×800 resolution AMOLED screen, 5MP, 720p Camera, 16 GB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.12 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.38″
Relative Size: Very large, thin
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: A very large phone, and for the power user. Great processor, amazing screen, and lots of memory. An all around great device. There are some downsides though — that huge screen sucks a lot of battery life and you’ll be lucky to get the quoted 6 hours. No camera flash seems odd these days too. Still the best option on T-Mobile, and one of the better Android phones overall.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $99.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $199.99 with two year contract, $499.99 without contract.


MyTouch 3G Slide

Manufacturer: T-Mobile/HTC
Specs: 600 Mhz Processor, 3.2″ 320×480 resolution screen, 5MP camera with flash, 512MB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 5.9 ounces, 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″
Battery: 4 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: Keyboard comes at the cost of the battery.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $179.99 with two year contract, $429.99 without contract.

Best T-Mobile Android Phones for a Social User

MyTouch 3G Slide

Manufacturer: T-Mobile/HTC
Specs: 600 Mhz Processor, 3.2″ 320×480 resolution screen, 5MP camera with flash, 512MB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 5.9 ounces, 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″
Battery: 4 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: Keyboard comes at the cost of the battery.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $179.99 with two year contract, $429.99 without contract.

Best T-Mobile Android Phones for a Casual User

MyTouch 3G Slide

Manufacturer: T-Mobile/HTC
Specs: 600 Mhz Processor, 3.2″ 320×480 resolution screen, 5MP camera with flash, 512MB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 5.9 ounces, 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″
Battery: 4 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: Keyboard comes at the cost of the battery.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $179.99 with two year contract, $429.99 without contract.


MyTouch 3G

Manufacturer: T-Mobile/HTC
Specs: 528 Mhz Processor, 3.2″, 320×480 resolution screen, 3.2 MP camera, 192 MB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.1 ounces, 4.5″ x 2.2″ x 0.6″
Relative Size: Small
Battery: 7.0 hours talk time
Network: T-Mobile (3G)

The Rundown: The MyTouch 3G is a great little phone. While it may not be the speediest Android phone out there, it a solid little device. Good hard buttons and a trackball and really fantastic battery life for a smartphone. Downsides are the lack of real headphone jack (boo HTC!).

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $89.99 with two year contract.
Direct from T-Mobile:: $99.99 with two year contract, $399.99 without contract.